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How To Handle A Plumbing Emergency


Although we hope it never happens to you, here are some tips on how to handle a plumbing emergency. Knowing what to do when you have water flowing out of busted pipe can help you limit the damage and get the problem taken care of quickly.

Turn Off The Water
The very first thing to do is to stop the water from gushing into your house. If a faucet is the problem you can look for a shut off valve underneath the sink. If you don’t have one or the damaged pipe is elsewhere you will have to go find the water main to your property and turn it off there.

Call A Plumber–Call Us
The sooner you call a plumber the sooner you can get back to your normal daily activities. We know that plumbing emergencies happen at all hours so we offer 24 hour service.

Prevent Further Damage
Water has a very destructive personality and will soak into anything it can. Remove all the water you can with towels or mops. Squeegee the water away from cabinets and walls. Scoop up or use a utility pump to get the water out faster if you have one.
Remove all items that are not permanently attached to prevent any further damage. Use fans to help evaporate the lingering water as quickly as possible. The faster you get these things done the better chance you have to save yourself from added expense.

Be Proactive
If the pipe has burst due to age or deterioration talk with the plumber about repairing or replacing the other pipes in your home. This may sound like a scare tactic to get you to spend more money but the reality is the pipes in your home will not last forever. Once the deterioration begins it will not mend itself.
Call The Plumbing Doctor today at (703) 525-9280 if you’re having a plumbing emergency in Arlington. We have immediate solutions for your situation!